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    night surfing

    There was a thread a little while back about night surfing.

    Tonight would be a good time to do it, as the front will be moving offshore this evening as the swell peaks.

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    Moon phase? Gotta be able to see em

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    Not to worry. . .

    Sharks have an extremely good sense of smell.

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    I was actually talking about the waves... cause if its a new moon you won't see a thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbing View Post
    Moon phase? Gotta be able to see em
    tiny sliver...going towards new moon tuesday. Gonna need more natural lighting than that.

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    moon phase

    Current moon phase is a waning crescent, so not going to be a whole lot of light out there tonight. I've done some night surfing sessions and amount of moonlight makes all the difference in the world...I personally like a 'fuller' moon than this to surf on, but given how fast this swell is going to fall back, might be worth charging it anyways...

    easy to read and current moon phase site: http://www.calculatorcat.com/moon_phases/phasenow.php

    accurate moon phase calendar: http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/MoonPhase.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDSurfer View Post
    Sharks have an extremely good sense of smell.
    ive been wondering this for a little while now, how densely populuted is northeast waters by sharks, specifically around ny/nj region? and how come there arent more... are there just not as many seals here as, say San Fransisco? I know that there are shark sightings here in the northeast, but they dont seem as frequent as those in places with comprable water temperatures such as Northern California.

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    We have a good amount of sharks in the area,mostly threshers and brown sharks in close to shore. Get off a couple miles and the mako's(spring-fall),tiger,blue, and the infamous JAWS are around in the winter. Have seen a 300+ mako freejump 12 miles off AC when fishing for mahi mahi around some lobster pots.
    The red bull nightrider contest in AC was pretty cool to watch, probaly could of been pulled off just from the casino lights.

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    I've surfed in night time on a medium sized swell (3-4 ft), but never on a solid swell. I think it would have to be pretty well lighted to charge solid ones.

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    Sweet.....I just got my waterproof night vison goggles. ........... I wish